We Finally Have Groceries

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After two weekends of traveling, I was really looking forward to a low-key weekend. I had a blast in Las Vegas for my company’s retreat and in NYC visiting all our friends, but a weekend at home was very needed. There were one million errands and to-dos I needed to catch up on.

My biggest priority: groceries. Our fridge has been empty, which I think is very sad to look at. We’ve basically only been home for four days at a time, so there was no point on going on our usual big grocery trips. This past week it was also Travis’ birthday and Passover, which resulted in a bunch of meals out and zero bread products for me. Needless to say, I was thrilled to finally go to the grocery store this weekend (ooooh, the little things that excite me….)


We went to Whole Foods and restocked on A LOT of necessities.


In this week’s grocery haul:


Organic Spring Mix lettuce: We’ve been eating lots of salads recently, so we buy lettuce in bulk now.

Cage-Free Large  Brown Eggs: For breakfast – mainly, protein pancakes

Organic Strawberries

Fig Spread: Delicious with cheese

Low-Sodium Soy Sauce: For stir-frys and marinades

Dried Mango: Travis is hooked on this stuff. I, personally, prefer fresh mango.

Organic Hummus

Fresh “grind-your-own” peanut butter: THE BEST.

Lean Ground Beef: We made my Grilled Ground Beef Kebabs (Kofta) on Sunday night.

Green Beans

Organic Parsley


Bananas: We go through so many bananas each week. I love to snack on them with natural peanut butter and Travis puts them in protein pancakes every morning for breakfast.

Mary’s Boneless Chicken Breast: We eat A LOT of chicken in our house. Travis and I agree that Mary’s chicken breast is the best – it is always juicy.

Feta Cheese: for Greek Salads

Cherry Tomatoes: for salads and snacking

California Navel Oranges: I am addicted to these right now – I eat one a day

Sweet Potato: always a delicious side dish to any meal

Justin’s Maple Almond Butter: By far, our favorite almond butter. If I wouldn’t be judged for it, I would probably just take a spoon to the jar and dig in. Oh wait, I might do that already….

Rolled Oats: another staple we go through very quickly. They go in pancakes, oatmeal, granola, baked goods, etc.

Kaas Gouda Cheese: A worker at Whole Foods recommended this cheese to us about two months ago and ever since, we buy it all the time. It is the creamy and slightly tangy. It pairs very well with apples in a salad, but it is even delicious just on it’s own.

Wallaby 0% Greek Yogurt: This is my new favorite Greek Yogurt! It is creamy and a bit thinner than Fage or Chobani. I think the consistency is perfect. I sweeten it with fresh fruit and homemade granola.

Kind Bars: a recent addiction. They sell them everywhere, so they were my go-to snack in the middle of the day when we were traveling the last few weekends. I usually like to make my own granola bars, but these are an awesome substitute when I don’t have time.

Pink Lady Apples: my favorite! So crisp and juicy.

Organic Lemons: for salad dressings and marinades

Organic Cilantro


It is sooooooo much nicer opening my fridge now and seeing all of these delicious things. For me, it is also a pretty big sigh of relief because I hate relying on take-out and eating out. I see a lot of yummy meals in my future!


What about you? What is one meal you are looking forward to making this week?



  • Lucy
    April 22, 2014 - 4:21 pm | Permalink

    This was very helpful! I am trying to eat healthier and this gives me a great starting point!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      April 22, 2014 - 4:32 pm | Permalink

      I am so glad it was helpful to you, Lucy!

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